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Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and more than 1800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.
Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about a contagious energy, ... in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.
Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three nightstands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Gratefulfest, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.
Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more…
"For us it's a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years," rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton explains. "We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they've been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live."
"… I can close my eyes and go back 30 years and have it be every bit as rewarding and satisfying. Dark Star is an amazingly legitimate representation of the Dead." Dan Healy, Grateful Dead sound engineer 1966 -1994
"Channeling the Dead"
"Playing with Dark Star Orchestra is something that feels just exactly like it felt when I was playing with the Grateful Dead."
Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay, Grateful Dead vocalist 1972 - 1979
“The Dark Star Orchestra re-creates Grateful Dead shows with a flashback-inducing meticulousness.”
The New Yorker
"Fanatical attention to detail."
"In fact, Dark Star Orchestra often sounds more like the Dead than the Dead sometimes did..."
Bernie Worrell: How many artists can say they were in on the ground floor of an honest-to-Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame supergroup, all while inventing a completely original and uncanny sound and, in the ensuing years, building a legendary reputation as one of the most versatile hired guns in the music business? True funkateers know the history. From the fat Minimoog bass lines of "Flash Light" and "One Nation Under A Groove" to the percussive piano runs of "Chocolate City" and "Give Up the Funk," Bernie Worrell is synonymous with the legacy of Parliament-Funkadelic; in fact, he's one of the originators of the psychedelic funk sound, having written and co-produced the lion's share of the music going back to Funkadelic's formative years, with an eclectic ear for everything from Chopin to the Chi-Lites.
These days the terms "living legend" or "funk icon" really don't come close to doing him justice. "Funk iconoclast" is probably more apt, considering the breadth of Worrell's contributions to seminal albums outside the P-Funk canon―including Talking Heads' "Stop Making Sense" and Public Image Ltd's Album, to name two of the more monolithic examples. Keith Richards, Yoko Ono, Bootsy Collins, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Mos Def, Sly & Robbie, Deee-Lite, Bill Laswell and many more have recruited him in the studio and on tour―all for his versatility, vision and feverish creativity whenever he gets his hands on a keyboard.
June, 2011 saw the release of "Bernie Worrell: Standards" -- Bernie's take on jazz standards -- precipitating the decision by Worrell and co-producer, Evan Taylor to "take the show on the road". The Bernie Worrell Orchestra performs with a nine piece band consisting of two guitarists, two drummers, bass, percussion and a three piece horn section that performs songs from this album but also songs from Bernie's vast repertoire. The enthusiastic response from fellow musicians means you just don't know who will show up to join the BWO on stage!!!!
We are HonkyTonkers to the Soul. We live on a Farm together!! Citizens Band Radio! Hear the soulful, gritty, toughness of a band that is out to prove something - Citizens Band Radio's LIVE show is exciting, energetic, powerful and sure to make a true believer out of anyone who appreciates the country rock genre (and a bunch who don't).
Individually, the six members have many accomplishments in the world of music, however, make NO mistake, this is a team! Six musicians working as one to bring you a BAND. And the audience is part of the team. As a CBR fan put it, there's one word that describes the band, "POSITIVITY". The band and the audience drawing from each other to create a higher energy and a shared performance.
Think of Citizens Band Radio as the Ultimate Americana Music Stew!! Take a bit of Willie, Waylon and Johnny Cash; mix'em up with some Flying Burrito Brothers & Old Crow Medicine Show; add a shot of Shooter Jennings; flavor with some Mountain Spices -- say The Carter Family and the drivin' bluegrass of Bill Monroe; add a pinch of blues; roll in some Stones; toss in The Band with some Dylan and season with Southern Rock and MIX! Oh, the final ingredient -- "ORIGINALITY!" VOILE! Citizens Band Radio!
Known for their incredible live performances, Quimby Mountain Band is quickly taking the music scene by storm. With the release of their new CD, “Move On”, the band is “on the move” toward new heights and is now heard nationally on the Sirius XM Jam Station.
Whether playing at the historic Stanhope House in New Jersey or at festivals throughout the Northeast, the Quimby Mountain Band continues to garner tons of attention and new fans.
The new CD, a titillating array of original songs, from the title track, “Move On” to “The Smile On My Face” and “Impossible 2”, fans take a dynamic ride from start to finish. In concert, the band plays predominately originals with a sound that spans a wide range of genres, with parts funk, blues, southern rock, reggae and soul mixed in, or as band members like to say, “We are all over the place.” Some of their music has a jam-like flare to it, but the band isn’t confined to any one style, which makes them unique in their approach and good reason for celebration among their rabid following. The band’s CD release party in September was a sellout at the Blairstown (NJ) Theater, making them only the third group to do so this year, following in the footsteps of national acts From Good Homes and Steve Earle. “Move On” comes on the heels of their super selling first CD, “Up From The Dust”.
The band has opened up for a host of major acts, including New Riders of the Purple Sage, Keller Williams, and The Radiators, and have played at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, Sullivan Hall in New York City, The Stanhope House, Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ, and Triumph Brewery, New Hope, Pa. They have also become a staple on college campuses, playing at Rutgers University, West Virginia University and Wagner College in New York, among others.
Barreling out of the northern woods like a grizzled bear on speed, Lucid, the hardest working band in the North Country (Upstate NY and VT), careens across the musical spectrum as a V8 blend of genres emerge- from jazz to rock, honky-tonk blues to reggae.
Formed in 2003, the latest album from the sextet, “Dewdmanwah”, was released this past fall to regional acclaim in the northeast.
With 2010 aimed at being their breakthrough year, keyboardist Andy Deller looks forward to gracing the country with a healthy dose of Adirondack soul and passion.
“Our sound is catchy yet eclectic. The songs get stuck in your head, and there is a very distinct tone,” said Deller. “The influences and the styles we play are wide ranging. But always at the center of it all is a thick thread of rock tying everything together. Our music has a little something for everybody. Audiences all over are very appreciative. We get applause, we get hooting and hollering, and sometimes nakedness. They’re always dancing.”
Roaming the nation on their graffiti-doused, Neal Cassady-esque psychedelic bus, "Lucy", the rock bandits roll joyously along the road towards musical stardom, taking no prisoners, and always having fun in a sometimes-unforgiving industry.
“We just want people to go away thinking ‘that was a good time’,” Deller said. “And maybe for the next week or two they can’t get that one song out of their heads, but it’s a good thing. It’s like burping four hours after a meal, and saying, ‘oh yeah, that lasagna was good’.”
“Living in a ski town, one constantly hears the adage, ‘if you like it now, you should have been here 10 years ago, before all these people showed up’,” said Garret K. Woodward (Roving Festival Writer/State of Mind Music Magazine). “The funny thing is, in 10 years, I'll probably be saying the same thing about Lucid and the unforgettable presence they create onstage and out of your speakers.”